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June 21, 1947

Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery

JAMA. 1947;134(8):741. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880250089031

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This gem of descriptive clinical surgery can boast without doubt that it is a familiar property to every medical student who reads English. While the text is clear and concise, its greatest value lies in the profuse and wonderful illustrations which it contains. The book is a bulwark of physical diagnosis and pointedly demonstrates how often the surgeon can arrive at a working diagnosis with the use of his five senses. Experience will create a sixth. There is little need of describing the content in detail; except for revisions of minor character and improvement and additions to the pictorial data, this edition is quite similar to previous editions. While the book is of the same size, there are many more illustrations than in former years. It is a delight to recommend the volume to every clinical clerk and intern.

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